Canadian police have reopened the case of a teenager who was allegedly raped after his suicide led anonymous online activists threaten to "do the work for them"
Halifax, Nova Scotia, with a population of just under 400,000, is presented as a place dedicated to outdoor activities, with more than 150 parks. But Sunday, April 14, a large group of people gathered outside the police station to protest against something far from healthy. "Do your job. Do your job, "the demonstrators chanted in response to the death last week of 17 Rehtaeh Parsons, who committed suicide after allegedly being raped by four boys, photographed during the attack and then brutally harassed. "Do your job," the police warned the protesters "before someone else do it for you."
Several protesters wore masks V for Vendetta, the distinctive white masks worn by members of the hacktivist network Anonymous, who had called the protest in an attempt to force Canadian authorities to review the decision not to file charges against someone with a complaint of violation of Parsons, in November 2011. Anonymous complaints have identified two of the alleged rapists and believes it is only a matter of time before everyone knows.
"We are committed # OpJustice4Rehtaeh in response to his suicide," Anonymous said in a video released last week. "We want the RCMP [Royal Canadian Mounted Police] to take immediate action against those involved ... We do not tolerate the action of self-defense. Names will remain until it is clear that he has no intention of doing justice. Better act fast. "
body Responding Scott MacRae of the Halifax Regional Municipality, the local director of the county's governing body, said: "It is worrying ... that people may not be sufficient to make due diligence opinions and rumors are taken. truth. innocent people could be affected. "
MacRae also states that took place one year of investigation into the alleged rape, but the decision was taken "not to bring criminal charges for lack of evidence."
The answer is ambivalent. In many blogs, Twitter and Facebook, people ask children to be named. But in the Canadian press, they ask that Anonymous made the judge and the jury. "As I thought of suicide of child abuse is not terrible enough, now we have to live with the guilt-mobs entering a narrative line waiting and seeking justice, and not necessarily in a court," writes Chris Selley National Post.Selley critical
highlighted, including the death of Amanda Todd, another Canadian teenager who ended his life after being targeted by sexual extortionists, whose alleged torturer Anonymous marginalized in 2012, as evidence of what happens when "the guilty finger wrong." Anonymous response was that the absence of arrests does not mean that the information was incorrect, but it is "another example of how lazy and ill-equipped police in handling these types of crimes."
a natural sense of excitement surrounding the subversive Anonymous operation, and the idea that rape victims often abandoned by the authorities, an ally suddenly feels right. Anonymous, but critics argue that there is legit. Jennifer Emick, a self-described expert and former member of anonymous, virtual hands accessible from the network when it does not agree with some of their practices and went to start his own hacking website. She describes the months of torment, have posted photos of their children from sexual online threats. "They can be folded for rape victims, but also have been known to persuade women members to undress and then share the images. Are sexual thugs t themselves.Don "believe all equal. There are leaders and leaders are men. The majority of them are still men. "